Rain Creek is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Buckhorn, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November.
With reference to the Jo Miller review above: the "directions" to this trail don't take you anywhere near where it is actually located. The Rain Creek Trailhead is reachable by taking Sacaton Road. From Silver City, take the 180 westwards to Cliff. Turn right onto the 211 at Cliff, then left onto the 293 (IIRC). Around mile marker 3 on the 293 is a left turn onto Sacaton Road (dirt road that climb up out of the valley). Continue for many miles along this road and the trailhead is on your right, very obviously signposted.
Tried to hike the trail today... It is a neighborhood!!! Very upscale houses and lots where the trailhead should be. Followed the directions given by all trails to a tee. Was hindered by progress instead
One of my favorite places in New Mexico. However, the last time I was there about 2008, we discovered that the trail would no longer be maintained. Without maintenance this trail would be fairly treacherous. There are some steep inclines, rocky areas and narrow ledges. Once you get down to the creek it is just beautiful!